I had enormous fun making this card with Artistic Etchings, a beautiful set that I don't use often enough.
I used Confetti Cream for the panel, to add to the aged effect, and mounted it on a Very Vanilla card base. The starting point was clear embossing the script and then layering the other images over the top using shades of brown. But hang on a second, I hear you say - there IS no script stamp in that set! I know (hanging head in shame), but French Foliage was there on my desk and it seemed so perfect...
Okay - moving swiftly on - do you like the ribbon treatment? My cropadile was on my desk too and it seemed like a good idea to weave the ribbon through some holes. This is seam binding in gorgeous Baja Breeze which is perfect for vintage styling - or anything else come to that!
Here's a close-up of some of the details - distressed and sponged edges, curled corner (I stamped the other side of the curl with the script image), the broken images stamped over the embossed script - it's a little hard to see that actually. Let's zoom in a bit:
Can you see it now? You can see the Amour sentiment better in this photo too and those beautiful flowers! They were stamped with the little border detail image in the Artistic Etchings set and cut out with one of the flower punches in the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack - these little punches are SO useful. The centres were stamped again, punched out with the large hole on my cropadile, glued onto the flower base and finished with a tiny pearl.
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Artistic Etchings, French Foliage
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Card stock: Confetti Cream, Very Vanilla
Other: Baja Breeze seam binding, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, basic pearls
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
I seem to have written a small novel today! Sorry about that and thank you for bearing with me. And, while I'm on the subject of thanks, it's that time of year in the UK when our thoughts turn to thanking our wonderful teachers for all that they do, so do pop back tomorrow when I shall be making one in three minutes! Hope to see you then,